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Re: Re: Quick Dumper

by liz (Monsignor)
on Dec 03, 2003 at 13:13 UTC ( #311889=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Quick Dumper
in thread Quick Dumper

Indeed. It's intended as a debugging tool. Ease of use is the only goal! Something that you would add as:

perl -Mdump yourprogram
and which would then allow you to call the "dump" method on your objects without any other changes to your program.

Liz


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Re: Re: Re: Quick Dumper
by diotalevi (Canon) on Dec 03, 2003 at 13:40 UTC

    What, just like that? I'm not sure how that would work since you'd have to have built in the ->dump method calls beforehand. Or do you include things like $obj->dump if $obj->can( 'dump' ) so it works in both cases?

      $obj->dump if $obj->can( 'dump' )

      Actually, I wouldn't do that, since you want the debug code removed from your source when running in production. So, by not loading "dump.pm" while in production, your program would bomb because the "dump" method no longer exists, forcing you to either remove or disable the line.

      Now, if we would have real assertions, this would be different.

      Liz

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